Current Affairs-January 2013 Part-2
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81. Which among the following taxes is also known as “Death Tax” in many countries?
Estate duty, a tax on inheritance of wealth, is known in many countries as Death Tax.
82. Which among the following country will host the first ever global ministerial meet – ‘E 50:50’ – on elephants this year?
India will host the first ever global ministerial meet – ‘E 50:50’ – on elephants in the New Delhi from November 14 to 19. The conference, expected to be attended by 50 countries that harbour wild populations of elephants, will discuss conservation and welfare of elephants, according the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF).
83. The Hazara Shias people, who are recently in news are inhabitants of __?
Hazara are a Persian-speaking people who mainly live in central Afghanistan and western Pakistan. They are overwhelmingly Shiite Muslims and comprise the third largest ethnic group of Afghanistan, forming about 9% (according to other sources up to 18%) of the total population. More than 500,000 Hazaras live in neighbouring Pakistan (mostly in Quetta) and a similar number in Iran. Recently, the Hazara Shias in Quetta protested against the killing of 87 people of their community.
84. Rusi Surti, who recently passed away was a former ___________ player.
Former India cricketer Rusi Surti died. He was 76. Surti represented India in 26 Test matches between 1960 and 1969 scoring 1,263 runs with a highest score of 99. He was a brilliant all-rounder and claimed 42 wickets, with best bowling figures of 5/74. He was known for his all-round ability and set new heights with his athletic fielding. He settled in Australia after faring well on India’s 1967-68 tour there.
85. The headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is located in ________?
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was founded in 2009 to promote widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy. IRENA facilitates access to all relevant renewable energy information, including technical data. Its statute entered into force on 8 July 2010.On June 2009, at the Preparatory Commission meeting Abu Dhabi was elected as interim headquarters of the Agency. The current Director-General of IRENA is Adnan Amin, a Pakistani who was born and raised in Kenya. Recently, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched the world’s first atlas on clean energy which will offer open-access information on countries’ renewable energy potential. The Global Atlas is the largest ever initiative to help countries assess their renewable energy potential, and companies bringing together data and maps from leading technical institutes and private companies worldwide.
86. Which among the following country is home to the oldest continuous human populations outside Africa?
Australia holds some of the earliest archaeological evidence for the presence of modern humans outside Africa, with the earliest sites dated to at least 45,000 years ago, making Australian aboriginals one of the oldest continuous populations outside Africa.
87. Flux ropes, the magnetic entities stretching for hundreds of kilometres above the poles are found in the environment of__?
Astronomers have spotted enormous magnetic entities — called flux ropes — stretching for hundreds of kilometres in Venus’s upper atmosphere, above the poles. The European Space Agency’s Venus Express spacecraft observed the strange structures in Venus’ atmosphere which has redrawn scientists’ perceptions of the planet’s magnetic environment. Flux ropes have been seen before around other planets, including Earth. They transport superheated plasma gas from one side of the “rope” to the other. On Earth, flux ropes form near the face of the planet opposite the Sun. The stream of charged particles known as the solar wind flows around the planet and creates a “magnetotail” of charged particles on the other side. Periodic solar outbursts known as coronal mass ejections arise from a type of flux rope. The delicate structures sit on top of the Sun and transport matter and superheated gas from one part of the Sun to another. Venus stands apart from most other planets in the solar system, however, because it has no magnetic field.
88. World’s largest block of continuous mangrove forests located in India at ____?
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